Former A Tribe Called Quest rapper Q-Tip has released
his first solo single, "Vivrant Thing," as an MP3 file, available at
MP3.com. The single, which will be featured on the upcoming compilation
CD Violator: The Album, was released to radio Thursday (May 20).
Violator: The Album will be released June 27 and features guest
contributions by LL Cool J and Busta Rhymes. The album is a
compilation of new material from artists associated with the New York hip-hop
company Violator, which manages artists and also functions as a label with
a distribution deal through Def Jam Recordings.